Issue 40
July 17, 2017
2017 Sine Die Is Now Available!

The 2017 Sine Die is now available! The Sine Die is OML's annual report featuring a legislative wrap-up of the bills that were enacted, defeated and vetoed. The First Session of the 56th legislature will go down as one of the most unusual legislative sessions in recent years. The stage was set with nearly a $1 billion budget hole. This Session began with 44 new legislators and over 2,200 bills were filed including teacher pay increases, REAL ID reform, and the budget were among the top issues the State addressed this year.

Deadline Extended to July 28th To Submit Nominations For Mayor Of The Year, Innovations And Don Rider Awards
Have you submitted your nomination for someone you feel worthy of one of our awards? We would like to give just a bit more time to get more nominations for the MCO Mayor of the Year awards, the Innovations award, and the Don Rider award. Please submit your entries by Friday, July 28, 2017. The awards will be presented at the OML annual conference being held in Tulsa, September 12-14. 

For more information on any of these awards, please feel free to contact Sarah Lingenfelter regarding the Mayor of the Year awards at  or for further details on the Innovations or Don Rider awards, contact Missy Dean at .  You may also visit our website or call 405-528-7515 or 800-324-6651.

Reminder: Required July Notice
Due to end of the fiscal year, municipal officials must ensure that a special notice is published during the month of July. Please note, if your community has altered its fiscal year, you need to adjust the dates accordingly.  A more detailed description of this notice can be found  here .
OML Board Districts 2 And 11 Call For Nominations: Deadline July 21st
The Board seats representing Districts 2 and 11 on the Oklahoma Municipal League Board of Directors is up for election this year and will be voted on at the 2017 OML annual business meeting held during the OML annual conference in Tulsa, Thursday morning September 14, 2017.  The District 2 representative, Honorable Jason Nichols, Mayor for the City of Tahlequah, and the District 11 representative, the Honorable Richard Chapman, Vice-Mayor of the Town of Gage have both expressed a desire to continue serving their districts if reappointed.

If you are interested in being considered for one of these positions, please submit your letter of interest, resume, and an attested resolution to the OML offices at 201 N.E. 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105, Attention: Nancee Morris, fax to 405-528-7560 or email to Deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, July 21, 2017.
If you have any questions or desire additional information, please feel free to contact James Couch, Nominating Committee Chair at or contact Nancee Morris at or call 800-324-6651 or 405-528-7515.

Providing Money To Pay The Bills: The Importance Of The End Of The Fiscal Year Part 3
The end of the fiscal year, June 30, brings with it, due to the  Constitutional Debt Limitation , special legal requirements and concerns for municipalities as they close out one fiscal year and enter another.  Two weeks ago we discussed the details of the required public notice that must be published during the month of July due to 62 O.S. Section 310.4.  Last week we covered general legal principles of this complicated constitutional provision.  This week we will cover, from the 5,000 foot level the legal concept of an appropriation.  Read Article
Enid Regional Development Alliance Hosts Keynote Speaker Mike Fina at Annual Luncheon
On Wednesday, July 12th OML Executive Director Mike Fina spoke to the Young Professionals of Oklahoma as well as the Enid Regional Development Alliance at The Oakwood Country Club. Executive Director of ERDA Brent Kisling delivered his quarterly report to the crowd to open up the meeting. OML Vice President and Enid Mayor Bill Shewey then welcomed the attendees and introduced the keynote speaker and OML Executive Director Mike Fina . More and Photos of the Event
2018 Legislative Request Form Print Or Online: Deadline August 4th
The 2017 Legislative Session is over and it is time to start the process of planning for the 2018 legislative session. OML values the perspective of all members on legislative concerns and we encourage city officials to participate in the process so we will be prepared to present a united legislative effort. Please print and complete the Legislative Request Form or complete the Online Legislative Request Form by August 4th. The OML Legislative Committee will be voting on the issues on Wednesday, August 9th at 9:00 a.m. at OML. If you submit an issue, we would love to have you attend the meeting on the 9th to present it to the committee.
Registration For The Pre-Conference Workshop Is Now Open! Legacy Leadership With SGR's CEO Ron Holifield
Special guest speaker Ron Holifield, CEO, Strategic Government Resources will teach practical leadership strategies that will help you make a difference and achieve goals that live on after you move on. Ron spent nearly 20 years in municipal government. He now provides strategic consultation to top companies in the U.S., and recently published his second book; 4th Dimension Leadership: a Radical Strategy for Creating an Authentic Servant Leadership Culture. Sign up today! Don't miss this opportunity  to make a difference for tomorrow and beyond! The Legacy Leadership Pre-Conference Workshop will be on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tulsa. For more information visit the conference website or contact Cheryl Adams .
Delegate Registration For The 2017 OML Annual Conference Is Now Open!
Delegate registration is now available for the 2017 OML Annual Conference coming up September 12-14, 2017 in Tulsa. 

Special hotel rates are now available for delegates staying at the Doubletree Hotel. Visit the Hotel Information Page of the OML Annual Conference Website for reservation information. Special rate deadline is August 21st.

See the Delegate Registration Page of the Conference Website for all of the latest information on the events to be held at this year's conference. We are adding more information daily, so please check back often. For any questions on registration please contact   Cathy Pulver.
Let's Hit A Grand Slam Against Hunger At The OML Conference!
For the 2017 Annual Conference Fund Raising World Series, don't strike out! This year's food bank fund raiser will benefit the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. All attendees are eligible to participate, so start collecting now! The conference fund raiser will close at 12:00 p.m., noon, on Thursday, September 14th. Winners will be announced Thursday during lunch. For more information see the attached flyer or if you have any questions   Email Missy Dean
Join The Exhibition At The 2017 OML Annual Conference!
Register today to become a Corporate, Government, Association, City or Town Exhibitor at the 2017 OML Annual Conference in Tulsa. The 2017 Exposition, September 12-14, will bring your organization's representatives into contact with those municipal officials who not only influence the decision makers, but also are responsible for entering into contracts, making purchasing decisions and soliciting bids. For more information on how to be an exhibitor, contact April Bradbury via email or call 405-528-7515. Visit our conference website to register to be an exhibitor today.
OML 2017 Annual Conference Thanks Its Corporate Sponsors
OML would like to recognize the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) for their support by helping sponsor the 2017 Annual Conference. IBTS has graciously offered to sponsor the Mayor's Breakfast on Wednesday morning. Your contribution to this event is much appreciated.
OML thanks all of its sponsors for their dedication and commitment to help Oklahoma cities and towns. With our sponsors more education opportunities and events are made possible for our members.  For more information to become a corporate sponsor for the 2017 OML Annual Conference, please visit the sponsors page of the Conference Website   or email Missy Dean.

OKC Dodgers Honor All-Stars In Civic Service
The Oklahoma Municipal League, American Fidelity and the Oklahoma City Dodgers have teamed up to honor All-Stars in Civic Service throughout the baseball season! This award honors municipal employees for all of their hard work and dedication. With VIP tours, going on-field, and much more for attendees. For more information or to nominate one of your team members to be honored, email  Katie White.
2018 Transforming Local Government Call For Case Studies
The Alliance for Innovation has released the Call for Case Studies for 2018 Transforming Local Government (TLG) presentations (Apr 3-6, Tacoma, WA).  We encourage you to submit case studies. Submissions must be from a local government but you do not have to be a member of the Alliance. You could be chosen to be one of the approximately 25 case study presented at the conference. Applications are being accepted through September 1.  The selection committee is looking for your stories of success' (and failure) on programs, projects, services, and initiatives demonstrating creative and innovative practices. More information
Enjoy Oklahoma At Events Around The State 
With many events coming up this week in Oklahoma, check out the list of events around the great state of Oklahoma! If you're in Stillwater July 17-23 visit the Eskimo Joes Anniversary party. For more information on this event and many others please visit the Travelok website.
Other News
Nominate Oklahomans for an Environmental Excellence Award! Deadline August 5, 2017